I was thoroughly and completely confused about how traditional cognitive development theory fit with Consciousness studies. It is extremely difficult for me to learn things with context and destination. In trying to etymologically place my studies, there didn’t seem to be a succinct explanation of where the hell the information was coming from.
Finally, one of my instructors posted this video as part of this week’s discussion. And I finally got it! Like a light beaming from above.
Bonnita Roy (Instructor for the video, not my instructor for the course) explains where meaning-making supports and diverges from the formal operational model. I might later on do a graphic and edit this post for better reference.